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Through funding initially provided by the Lake/Geauga Fund of The Cleveland Foundation, the WomenSafe Resale Shoppe has become a shopping destination.  Located at 12601 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland (in the Drug Mart Plaza) the Resale Shoppe greets shoppers Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm, Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. Beginning in February the Shoppe will expand hours to include Tuesdays from 10:00am-5:00pm. 


The Northern Chapter, Ohio Region, of the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA), a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, is planning a fun filled family summer event at the Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio on Sunday August 19, 2012- a Genuine Antique Auto Show! The show, held on the grass at the Farm, at 11414 Caves Rd., 2.5 miles north of Mayfield Rd., will showcase vehicles that are a minimum of twenty five years old in 19 technically judged classes. There will be no participant judging. It is anticipated that 200 quality vintage and antique display vehicles will attend. Awards include: Best of Show, Children’s Choice, Patterson Fruit Farm Choice and 1st, 2nd., and 3rd. in each class. Gates open at 8 A.M., cars on the field by 10 A.M. and the awards ceremony begins at 3:30 P.M. It is anticipated that the awards ceremony will conclude at approximately 4:30 P.M. Pre-registration deadline is August 14, 2012


Artists in Northeast Ohio are invited to enter their two and three dimensional art work to the juried art show sponsored by the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture and held at the Geauga West Public Library.  The categories are Oil or Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, and Other.  Cash prizes will be awarded in each category.

Items should be brought to the Geauga West Public Library, 13455 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland on Monday, August 6 between 12:00 and 4:00.  Entry fee is $15 for the first piece and $10 for an additional two items.  Checks should be made payable to the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture.  Pieces not accepted into the show should be picked up on Tuesday, August 7 between 5:00 and 7:00.  


Chesterland – The Annual Spring Book Sale sponsored by the West Geauga Friends of the Library begins Wednesday, March 7 and ends on Saturday, March 10, 2012. The Friends are now accepting donations for the sale until March 1. Donations of gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comics, CDs, DVDs, books on tape or CD, puzzles, board games, sheet music and prints (no textbooks or encyclopedias, please) can be dropped off at the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  A receipt for your donation is available at the circulation desk.

Funds raised from the book sale support the Geauga West Library, including adult and children’s’ programs. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.


St. Anselm Young of Heart in Chesterland will be going to Iowa for a 2-day Mississippi River Cruise on the Twilight Riverboat on Sept. 28-Oct. 1. We will cruise 166 miles roundtrip with all meals, snacks and entertainment included on board.

The Twilight is a replica of the lavish Victorian steamboats of a century ago. She has three decks with comfortable dining salons and sun decks with lounge chairs for those who wish to sightsee or snooze in the sun. Entertainment may include a visit from “Mark Twain.”

We do not stay overnight on the boat, so we will be staying at the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque.

In the morning, before going back on the cruise, there will be time to visit the National Mississippi Museum, the Old Jail Museum, the Fourth Street Elevator or the Diamond Jo Casino. The first and third nights will be spent at the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf.

On the way home we will stop at the John Deere Pavilion and also have an  Amish style lunch in Indiana. Baggage handling and most gratuities are included.

The cost for this trip is $667 pp ($679 for non-members). For reservations call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.


Because of voter support in November, the Geauga County Public Library system will reinstate opening at 9:00 a.m. six days a week at Bainbridge,   Chardon, Geauga West, and Middlefield libraries beginning January 3. Sunday hours remain 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Story-time classes continue, and additional programs for school-age children, teens, and adults will begin soon.
The website has been updated and provides valuable information, databases, catalog connection, and ebook titles. The Ohio E-Book Project found at www.geaugalibrary.net offers titles to library card holders that can be downloaded to such devices as Nooks, Sony e-readers, and Kobos.  If you have questions about accessing any library service, there is now more time available for staff to assist you!

Geauga County – The Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding open public forums throughout the county shortly after Election Day, November 2.  Members of the public are invited to comment about what library services need to be funded in the 2011 library budget and beyond.  This will help the Library Board to make decisions about what services to keep, add or drop beginning in 2011.

Everyone is invited to these forums which will be held at each of the larger community library buildings.  Times vary to accommodate family life and work schedules.  If you can not attend the meeting nearest you, feel free to attend a different session.  There is no pre-registration needed for these forums.

Meeting dates and locations are:

Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. at Geauga West Library; 13455 Chillicothe Road; Chesterland.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

Monday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Library; 17222 Snyder Road; Bainbridge.  The phone number is 440-543-5611.

Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at Chardon Library; 110 East Park Street; Chardon.  The phone number is 440-285-7601.

Tuesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. at Middlefield Library; 16167 East High Street, Middlefield.  The phone number is 440-632-1961.